Archive for the ‘Chinese Foreign Ministry’ Category

China sees ‘danger’ in Taiwan’s U.N. intent

September 7, 2007

By  Joseph Curl and David R. Sands
The Washington Times
September 7, 2007

Chinese President Hu Jintao yesterday told President Bush that the next two years will be a time of “high danger” for Taiwan, as the island republic prepares again to apply for a seat in the United Nations.

The U.S. and Chinese presidents made an unusual joint appeal against a planned Taiwanese referendum on the U.N. bid after a bilateral talk on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific regional summit here. Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory, and Washington has long urged both sides to avoid moves that would upset the present diplomatic stalemate.

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Taiwan Defies U.S., Seeks U.N. Membership Under Debated Name

July 21, 2007

By Edward Cody 
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, July 21, 2007; Page A09

BEIJING, July 21 — Brushing aside warnings from the Bush administration, the Taiwanese government of President Chen Shui-bian announced Friday that it has applied for U.N.  membership under the name Taiwan.  

Chen’s move, the latest tactic in a long campaign to promote Taiwan’s sovereignty, drew an immediate condemnation from mainland China, which has vowed to use force if necessary to prevent the self-ruled island from acquiring formal independence.

“We resolutely oppose it and will….

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